9 May 2001
Floris van Schooten (circa 1585/90-circa 1655)
A pewter jug, a Berkemeyer, pears, peas and gooseberries, white currants, fraises-de-bois and butter in Wan-Li porcelain dishes, a leg of ham and a bun on pewter plates, a knife, blackberries and white currants on a draped table
oil on panel
60.1 x 100.4 cm
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P.Gammelbo, 'Floris van Schooten' in Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, XVII, 1966, p.139, no.98.
Gammelbo believes that the evolution of Van Schooten's composition followed the general pattern of still life painting. Thus in banquet still life's by Van Schooten, the table is represented tilted in the early paintings and less so in the later paintings. At the same time his colour range lightens. On this basis, the present lot can be tentatively dated to circa 1650.
The buyer's premium is 28.125% of the hammer price up to value of NLG 200,000 plus 19.2% of any amount in excess of NLG 200,000
The property of the late Samuel John Count van Limburg Stirum
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class